A bee balm from our garden w/ tiered blooms. From my wife's pronunciation I thought it was bee bomb till I read this post. Its thriving in our box garden in Salt Lake City.
Any technique suggestions? Strong morning light, somewhat backlit, made it pretty high contrast. Hand held. Smaller aperture trying to get the DoF to cover the flower.
The capture of the wet plants a few posts up is really nice.
jpg straight from cam using bright custom style.